The ductwork in your home is like the circulatory system of your HVAC appliances. They are what keep your home comfortable year round by delivering carefully conditioned air from your air conditioner or furnace to each area of your home.
Air ducts are often out of sight and out of mind, which is just how you want them; but these all-too-common problems with ductwork could be costing you in increased energy bills and decreased home comfort.
The Signs of Inefficient Ductwork
Ideally, when you are looking to make your home more comfortable, you simply walk to the thermostat and set the temperature to your liking. But if your problematic ductwork is sucking the life out of your HVAC system, you may notice a few things, like:
If you notice any of these signs, your ductwork is suffering from one or more of these common issues:
A common mistake when designing and installing an HVAC system is undersizing the ductwork needed. There are a lot of factors to be taken into account when it comes to sizing the ductwork in your home, like the heating and cooling loads of each room in the house, and the type of HVAC system your home uses. Improper duct sizing makes your heating and cooling system work much harder than it needs to to keep your home comfortable, leading to higher energy bills and an increased risk of an expensive HVAC breakdown.
Poorly Installed, Leaky Ducts
The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that leaky ducts are the top energy waster for homes in America. Of all the conditioned are that your HVAC system pushes through its ductwork, only 60% of that air is making it into your living space when you have cracks and gaps where your ductwork was not properly installed. These holes in your ductwork allow expensive conditioned air to escape into your attic and crawlspace, as well as harmful dust particles and other contaminants to infiltrate and circulate throughout your home.
Professional design and repair of your ductwork addresses any damage done to your ductwork during its installation, as well as any of the other ductwork hurdles that are specific to your home heating and cooling needs.
When To Call the Professionals
If your Temecula, CA home has been increasingly difficult to keep cool this summer, or if you are worried that the dropping temperatures of fall will have you shivering from room to room, it’s time to call the experts. REE Mechanical has been diagnosing ductwork problems for Temecula homeowners since 1987 – and we’ve seen it all. If your ducts are in need of repair or even a full redesign, we’ve got you covered with the best in materials and customer service.
So stay comfortable in your home year round, and quit wasting your money month after month on your high energy bills with the experts at REE Mechanical!
Wondering why your HVAC system isn’t keeping your whole home comfortable? It’s time to call the pros. Get a hold of the experts at REE Mechanical by calling 1 (855) 636-8216 or contact us today.
The smoke is beginning to clear, and another California wildfire season is nearly behind us. But as fall approaches and the smoky haze dissipates, are you finding that you’re still coughing and sneezing in your own house? Do you get frequent headaches, or even find yourself having to clean up the dust around your home more often? Wildfires can do real damage to your indoor air quality (IAQ), even after the last of the flames have been put out.
The Lasting Damage of Wildfire Season
Your home may have been a safe distance from the flames — but the smoke in the air is much harder to avoid. As wildfires burn, they send large amounts of contaminants into the atmosphere, plummeting the quality of the outdoor air. When inhaled into your lungs and introduced into your bloodstream, these tiny particles can increase your risk of developing asthma, aggravate your allergy-like symptoms, and induce headaches.
Unfortunately this isn’t just an “outside the home” problem. These microscopic contaminants are settling in your home as well.
Particle Buildup in Your Ducts
As outside air enters your home via open windows and doors, your air filter does its best to remove any harmful particles that are floating in the air. This is traditionally what keeps your indoor air quality at a safe level. But air filters can’t catch everything, and that means those contaminants are entering your ductwork. Air gaps and cracks in your home’s construction also allow the smoky air to infiltrate your home, which is in turn circulated through your ductwork.
After the California wildfire season has subsided, those particles in your home have built-up in your ducts and continue to circulate, plummeting your IAQ long after the flames are put out. This is where duct cleaning becomes vital if you want to breathe easy in your home.
Duct Cleaning: A Breath of Fresh Air
A thorough duct cleaning with the specialists at REE Mechanical removes all of the dust, allergens, and smoke particles from your ductwork and cooling system.
Our duct cleaning process begins with inspecting your ductwork (including the furnace or AC unit filters), looking for ductwork design flaws or poor connections, and inspecting for damaged or poorly sealed ductwork. This process informs us of any additional duct solutions you may benefit from, like a whole house air purification system or a duct repair/redesign to fix holes and cracks that are letting dust and allergens be sucked into your ductwork.
Once your ducts are free from dust, bacteria, and other harmful particles, you will begin to notice a reduction in those allergy-like symptoms, respiratory issues, and headaches.
Put the Wildfires Behind You with REE Mechanical
When it comes to solving the indoor air quality issues in your Southern California home, trust the reliable specialists at REE Mechanical to keep you and your family breathing easy all year round. We train our employees to the highest educational standard, because the 100% satisfaction of our customers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties is our only goal.
If this wildfire season has done a number on your ductwork, don’t wait another day. Give us a call to schedule your duct cleaning today!
It’s time to breathe fresh air in your home again. Put wildfire season behind you and schedule your duct cleaning today! Call 1 (855) 636-8216 or contact us to learn more.
Why Maintenance Is Key
Going too long without proper maintenance increases your risk of unexpected air conditioner breakdowns. Get it back into top shape with a tune-up, which includes the following:
Changing The Air Filter
A clogged and dirty air filter cannot remove harmful particles from the air, & makes your system work much harder than it needs to
Tightening Electrical Connections
Connections can loosen over time and cause your system to stop working properly
Clean & Adjusting Blower Components
Proper airflow is key for optimal comfort and energy efficiency
Checking The Condensate Drain
Avoid Potential water damage and humidity issues by keeping the condensate drain clear
Examine for Leaks
Check refrigerant levels for proper charge and take care of any leaks right away
Keep your air conditioner running smoothly and efficiently – schedule your appointment today! 1 (855) 636-8216